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Marilee J. Layman

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06:59 pm: The Neurologist's Appointment
ETA: Sometimes brain seizures can be subtle, and look like dissociative episodes -- now that makes more sense.

It's the longest drive I have to a doctor and soon after I got on I-95 north, we slowed down to 25mph. I wondered if I'd have to call and explain why I was late, but the speed picked back up after we passed an area where there was work on the side of the road. I got there about 30 minutes early and they took me right in. The neurologist is not sure what's wrong, since I've lost weight, which would not normally make my phenobarb level go down. She also noted some odd things that have happened to me recently as "dissociative episodes" -- not my favorite phrase. (On the way up, I had turned the steering wheel on a curve and wondered why the dashboard didn't turn, too, then I remembered that of course, it wasn't supposed to, and then I thought "Oh no!" -- that kind of thing.) I also told her Dad had died of Alzheimer's and she interrupted me and said "no, no, no." So apparently I'm not showing any signs of that.

I had a phenobarb level taken at that lab and then headed home. I'm to increase the phenobarb by 17.2mg tonight and take another level in two weeks. There was a place on I-95 south where a pair of State Police (first a car, then a motorcycle) were clearly watching for speeders to catch, but since we were going 15mph, I think that was a waste. After I got onto the Prince William Parkway, I stopped at an Uno's and had dinner. I'd been craving a chunk of meat, so I had steak, mashed potatoes, and a Caesar salad and then headed on home.

The news says the Washington Animal Rescue League has rescue cats and dogs again, but this time from Iowa where people have lost everything and can't support themselves, much less their pets. I wish I could afford another cat. Shiva has been sitting next to me -- he must be psychic, we're going to take a nap now.

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From:fledgist
Date:June 24th, 2008 11:52 pm (UTC)
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Cats do know when you're feeling bad. They can sense it from your behaviour.

BTW, I wanted to ask you, since you'd mentioned him on ML. Who, or why, or which, or what is Jonathan Vos Post?
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 25th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
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Oh, you must have come to ML after Teresa banned him. Charlie is getting very close to banning him from his Diary. He's an amazingly egotistic very smart man. He drives people nuts because frequently his long long posts in a conversation are all about him -- what he's done and who he knows, etc. -- where a single word or concept relates to the conversation. He's one of those people who prove that being very smart academically doesn't mean you're very smart socially, and I don't think he's had a job in a while.

Here's his website, which hasn't been updated in ages, and here's the page Teresa made for him to put long answers on. It didn't work because nobody followed him there in adulation (I just noticed he commented on a post of mine and I hadn't seen the comment before) and so he came back to the main threads and Teresa had to ban him.

And he's an egoscanner. I'm surprised your comment has been up for a while and he hasn't been here to comment yet.
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From:fledgist
Date:June 25th, 2008 10:03 am (UTC)

Thansk!

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I suppose I must have. thanks. I think I know the type.
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From:dragonet2
Date:June 25th, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)

NO, he's just

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sucking you into a nap. Cats emit soporific rays when they want to have a nap companion.
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 25th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)

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LOL But he never joined me! Spirit did, but he was over on the couch! I was really tired. I lifted two boxes of cat litter several times yesterday and my back hurts, too, so I think the nap was my idea.
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From:fledgist
Date:June 25th, 2008 10:06 am (UTC)

Re: NO, he's just

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Those would be catnap rays?
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From:mjlayman
Date:June 25th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)

Re: NO, he's just

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LOL
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